Lecture Series

Inside Islamic Science: Dialogues and Discussions
Moderated by Angie Coiro

The events are moderated by acclaimed interviewer Angie Coiro.
Each interview, panel discussion, or lecture offers constructive dialogue on culture, religion, knowledge and beliefs, sparked by The Tech Museum's latest exhibition, Islamic Science Rediscovered.

Participate. Exchange ideas. Get in depth perspectives. Take part in a forum bringing balanced perspective on Islam and its contributions throughout history. Engage with others to probe a culture that is often demonized and misunderstood.

Carpets and Computers
Sunday, February 19, 2:00 p.m.

Lecture by Prof. Minoo Moallem
Carpets and Computers: The influence of weaving and carpet looms on the development of computers in the West.

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Minoo Moallem is Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at UC Berkeley challenges the mainstream stereotypical representation of Islam and Muslims as backward, fanatical, and pre-modern by showing how Islamic nationalism and fundamentalism are by-products of modernity. Using magazines, novels, and films, she offers a feminist transnational analysis of contemporary Iranian culture that questions dominant binaries of modern and traditional, West and East, secular and religious, and civilized and barbaric.

She is the author of "Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sister. Islamic Fundamentalism and the Cultural Politics of Patriarchy in Iran". Her on-line project "Nation-on-the Move" was recently published in "Vectors Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular". Among other projects Professor Moallem is currently working on a book manuscript on the commoditization of the nation through consumptive production and circulation of such commodities as the Persian carpet.


Lecture Only: $10.00; only $5.00 for members. One price for all ages. Museum and/or IMAX admission extra.

Admission to Ingenious Innovations: Islamic Science Rediscovered:
Beginning Wed Dec 21, 2011 through February 26, 2012, we are proud to offer free admission to this exhibition.

Ingenious Innovations: Islamic Science Rediscovered celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars and scientists in the arts, astronomy, engineering, exploration, flight, mathematics, optics, and medicine.

In order to obtain your free ticket, please see our ticket sellers in our lobby.

Groups of 10 or more people should still make a reservation by calling (408) 294-8324.

For more information please call (408) 294-8324

Islamic Science Rediscovered was researched and developed by MTE Studios, located in Dubai U.A.E and Capetown South Africa. MTE Studios has also played a major role in the design, manufacture and installation of numerous interactive exhibits at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. Recently, the multidisciplinary team delivered turnkey a museum on Islamic Science for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. © MTE Studios

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